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Welsh Hills wins export award

first_imgFamily-run operation Welsh Hills Bakery triumphed at the South and Mid Wales Chambers Welsh Business Awards in the Success in Overseas Trade category and went on to be named overall winner on the night.The Hirwaun-based business, which supplies gluten-, dairy- and wheat-free cakes and biscuits to countries including Australia and the Middle East, triumphed in the Success through Overseas Trade category for the second year running, before being named overall winner at the ceremony last week (23 February).The 60-year-old bakery was started in 1956 by Aberdare baker Ernest Rule and his wife Ruby. It is now run by the third generation of the same family, employs 82 staff and produces over 80 product lines.Last year the business sold around £5m-worth of products, 20% of which were exports. The first company to supply two major UK supermarket chains (Sainsbury’s and Tesco) with their own brand of gluten-free products, it has since added others to the portfolio including Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons and Holland & Barrett.“Last year, at these awards, we were privileged to win the Success through Overseas Trade Welsh Business Award,” said Julian Cruttenden, commercial head of Welsh Hills Bakery. “To win it twice is overwhelming. The acknowledgement that we were doing a great job encouraged us to focus our efforts even more on the export sector.“In 2016, 20% of our sales were in exports. We are currently in talks with Japan and Dubai and planning to increase that figure by a further 50% in the next 12 months. All this and we are about to appear in a Morrisons advert. This support and validation means the world to us.”last_img read more

Syracuse finishes 4th in the final IWLCA rankings of the season

first_imgSenior attack Emily Hawryschuk finished second in the country in goals per game (4.88). She has yet to confirm whether she plans to return for a fifth season if possible. Hawryschuk currently ranks sixth in school history both in points (249) and goals (205). Another senior attack, Morgan Alexander, announced she’d return for a sixth year following successful surgery on March 18 to repair her torn left ACL. She started three of SU’s first four games this season before sustaining the injury in practice on Feb. 19.  Comments Syracuse finished fourth in the final Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) rankings of the 2020 season. SU’s only defeat came in a 17-16 loss to Stony Brook on Feb. 10 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (7-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) boasted the best scoring defense in the nation, allowing seven goals per game. SU gave up more than eight goals in a game only twice. Senior goalkeeper Asa Goldstock finished with the lowest goals-against average (7.07) in Division-I. And, judging by her Twitter, it appears Goldstock plans to return for a redshirt fifth year if the NCAA officially grants relief to spring athletes. Published on March 20, 2020 at 12:11 pm Contact Tim: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more